The cheapest times to fly from DAL to CPT are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 15th, October 29th, and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DAL to CPT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2552 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1131 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Dallas, TX (DAL) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1136 to $1950 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1142. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2224. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1082 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1231 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAL to CPT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DAL to CPT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DAL to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAL to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $167 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1315. Return trip prices are from the CPT to DAL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DAL to CPT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DAL to CPT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DAL to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (DAL > JNB > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1202
  • Average savings: $30 (2.4%)

See DAL to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DAL > JFK > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1205
  • Average savings: $26 (2.11%)

See DAL to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (DAL > SFO > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1207
  • Average savings: $24 (1.95%)

See DAL to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DAL to CPT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Dallas Love Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8777 miles or 14125 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DAL to CPT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAL to CPT flight is about 16 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas, TX and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from DAL to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAL
Origination airport name Dallas Love Field Airport
City Dallas, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.8
Longitude -96.9

Return Airport

Destination code CPT
Destination airport name Cape Town International Airport
City Cape Town
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 18.6


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